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Take-off to the Emerald Isle: A Guide for US Travelers

Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway

Packing your bags for Ireland? Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect for your US to Ireland flight:

Travel Documents: Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your return trip and has blank pages for entry stamps. You won’t need a visa for a short tourist stay – check all necessary websites for more information on this.

Carry-On and Checked Luggage:
Weight restrictions vary depending on the airline you fly with so check their website. Generally, a carry-on can be around 7-10kg (15-22lbs) and a checked bag around 23kg (50lbs). Pack essentials like medications and a change of clothes in your carry-on for peace of mind as cross Atlantic fights do have problems with lost luggage due to the high flights to and from both countries.

Duty-Free Delights:
Duty-free shops offer savings on alcohol, tobacco, perfume, and more. However, there are limitations upon returning to the US. Check US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) guidelines for specifics, but generally, you can bring back one liter of alcohol and limited quantities of other items duty-free. This not get charged any taxes or duties that might imply returning to the the USA.

Duty-Free Don’ts: Avoid bringing back prohibited items like meat, dairy, or fresh produce. These can be confiscated and lead to delays at border checks and delaying you further by border police for questions and answer from them. Stick to sealed, commercially packaged goods for a smooth customs experience.

With a little preparation, you’ll be ready to breeze through customs and begin your Irish adventure!

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